Oracle Press Release

Oracle Outlines Plans to Move Java Forward at JavaOne Strategy Keynote

Highlights Java Technology Innovation and Details Roadmap of Future Java Platform Advancements

JAVAONE, SAN FRANCISCO – October 4, 2011

News Facts

During the JavaOne 2011 strategy keynote, Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, along with Adam Messinger, vice president of Development, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Cameron Purdy, vice president, Development, Oracle, outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and showcased product demonstrations illustrating the latest Java technology innovations.
Rob Benson, Director of Runtime Systems at Twitter, announced that Twitter has just joined both the OpenJDK Community, as well as the Java Community Process (JCP). Twitter will be collaborating with Oracle and the other members of the JCP and the OpenJDK Community to help evolve the Java platform.
IBM, Intel and Red Hat, as well as ARM, GetJar and Harris IT Systems, also appeared on stage to demonstrate their ongoing support for Java technology.

Presentation highlights covered several key areas of Java technology:

Oracle announced plans for advancing Java SE with a roadmap for Mac OS X releases and an update on Java SE 8.
Plans for the next version of Java SE 8 are moving forward and Oracle is announcing a revised roadmap for a release with expanded scope, with availability expected in summer 2013.
Oracle also announced plans to improve the interoperability between HTML5 and Java technology in order to simplify the development of rich client/server interaction for cloud based applications.
Java on the Client – JavaFX 2.0 (See related news release: Oracle Releases JavaFX 2.0)
Oracle announced availability of JavaFX 2.0, an advanced Java user interface (UI) platform for enterprise business applications and the next step in the evolution of Java as a premier rich client platform.
Oracle also announced intent to submit a proposal to open source the JavaFX platform as a new project within the OpenJDK Community.
Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) and Embedded Java Technologies (See related news release: Oracle Increases Investment in Java ME)
Oracle outlined plans for the evolution of Java ME through the submission of new Java Specification Requests (JSRs) to the Java Community Process (JCP).
The first component planned for submission is an update to the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) virtual machine and library specifications to enable better alignment with Java Development Kit (JDK) 7.
Java EE continues to be hugely popular with increasing developer adoption and over 40 million downloads of Java EE components, including Oracle GlassFish Server.
Java EE 7, the next generation of Java EE, is well underway with 10 active Java Specification Requests (JSRs) being worked on through the JCP by over 20 different participating companies and represented by hundreds of engineers.
Java EE 7 will further enhance the Java EE platform for Cloud environments with support for features such as multi-tenancy and elasticity (horizontal scaling).
Developer Tools (See related news release: Oracle Previews NetBeans IDE 7.1: Delivers Support for JavaFX 2.0)
Extending the support for Java standards, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.1 Beta provides support for JavaFX 2.0, enabling the full compile, debug and profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0 applications.
The NetBeans IDE now has more than one million active users with developers increasingly selecting the NetBeans IDE to rapidly create desktop, Web, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as with PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, and C/C++.

Java Facts and Figures

97% of enterprise desktops run Java
1 billion Java downloads each year
9 million developers worldwide
#1 programming language (TIOBE Programming Community Index)
More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
80% of mobile developers target the Java platform
More than 125 million Java-based TV devices have been deployed.
Over 8 billion Java Card units have been shipped since its introduction and over 2 billion units were shipped in 2010

Supporting Quote

“Our strategic objectives for the future of Java are to accelerate technical innovation in the Java platform and increase Java technology adoption,” said Rizvi. “We expect to keep Java vibrant and moving forward through ongoing support for open standards and by working closely with the Java developer community.”

Supporting Resources

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About JavaOne

JavaOne San Francisco returns to the Zone October 2-6, a developer-friendly neighborhood. At the heart of the Zone is the Mason Street Cafe, a block-long playground and lounge bordered by JavaOne hotels (the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko, and Parc 55 Wyndham).  JavaOne brings experts and enthusiasts together for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java and moving the #1 development platform forward.  With more than 400 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, and engaging activities geared toward developers, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. For more information, please visit: www.oracle.com/javaone.

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